i'm not hard to please when it comes to YA fiction. i know what i'm getting into when i start this genre of books and enjoy the mindless page turning entertainment. so that being said....... i LOVED these books. i read all six in about a month. i was completely addicted. I know the market is saturated with all things vampire but i didn't feel like i was reading a different version of twilight, there is all different "races" of vampires in this story which keeps it interesting, it was a lot of fun!!